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Monday night was spent entirely too late at MattyK’s where Jen, Isla and I watched 24, a clip of Jeremy Clarkson (host of Top Gear) on The F Word (Gordon Ramsay’s show) that I recorded for MK, skiing pics, and Dane Cook. Then we played some board game that I don’t know the name of. Since I am bad at board games because too many rules confuse me I kind of gave up and spent the entire game trying to get Matt to give me his sheep (he wouldn’t, and THEN he gave Isla a sheep when I had the same cards as her to trade! What a jerk!) and when I finally acquired my own pasture I spent all my energy to build a fortress around it so others couldn’t steal my sheep.



I have picked my favorite American Idol. I think his name was Chris Sligh. He is a bit chubby but kinda cute. He said he looks like “he looks like Jack Osbourne, while others say he looks like Jack Black. He looks in the mirror and sees Christina Aguilera.” He said that he sounded like no one else and that usually when people say that that means they are bad.

Then when asked why he was there he said “Because I want to make David Hasselhoff cry”

Then he could actually sing.

I think I am in love. Yes I am weird.



So I will very rarely answer the phone if I don’t recognize the number. A few months ago I got a call from the same number twice in one day. I didn’t answer, but kept the number so I’d recognize it if they called again. And this person called a few times after that too. Last night they called again. So this morning I decided I’d just call back. Then I let it ring once, chickened out, and hung up. Then a minute later they called back again. I didn’t answer though because my phone was on silent so I didn’t see it until later. Then I decided to just call over lunch. Some woman answered and when I said I was just calling to see if it was someone I knew she said that she just called me back because I had called and some guy answered the phone and said it was a mistake. WTF? That makes absolutely no sense. I am quite intrigued but guess there really is nothing else i can do.



The good thing about not moving out yet is that I have had time to rack up a little more cash so I can buy some new things. Hopefully soon I plan on getting a new laptop and a DSLR!



I started making decorations for my Super Bowl cake 🙂



Did you know there is an apparel brand called “NFL for her”??? Did you know that they also make PINK Bears Jerseys??? hehehe.

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Hi, I'm Val. I spent most of my 20s in a standstill, unable to pick which path in life I wanted to take. I wanted the nomadic life of a traveler but also wanted the husband, the condo, and the kitten. Unable to decide which life I wanted more, I did nothing. When I turned 30 I’d had enough of putting my life on hold and decided to start “choosing my figs.” So, I quit my job, bought a one-way ticket to Europe, and traveled for three years. Now I'm back in Chicago, decorating my apartment in all the teal, petting my cats, and planning my next adventure.

  • Rob Montague
    February 1, 2007at8:25 am

    I normally hate American Idol, but I hope that guy wins!

  • Chris
    February 1, 2007at1:06 pm

    I must know what this game is! It sounds hysterical!

  • val
    February 1, 2007at1:20 pm

    Chris I will find out the name of the game for you. I warn you though that the way I chose to play was no where near what you were actaully supposed to be doing. But you would probably enjoy it just the same 🙂

  • val
    February 2, 2007at6:30 pm

    The game was Settlers of Catan.

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